Through the use of allusions, pathos, and precise language, Adams is able to effectively advise her son. These rhetorical devices are used to help ingrain confidence in her son, establish the emotional connection between mother and son, and outline her expectations for her son. Adams’ use of allusions helps her son become more confident in his abilities. In line 40 of her letter, Adams asks “Would Cicero have shone so distinguished an orator if he had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres and Mark Anthony?”. Through this allusion, Adams portrays the message that one needs to face great adversity before they can become great.
Determination means having or exhibiting the quality that makes a person continue trying to do something even when it is difficult, and the events that transpire throughout the novel have definitely shown that theme. Determination has aided the teenagers to do many things that they thought they were not able to do before.For example, Ellie was listening to Robyn recount her heroic effort to carry an injured Lee to safety. As Ellie is listening she thinks to herself, “Now I know Robyn’s fit, and strong, but she isn’t that strong”(Ellie 133). This is truly a remarkable feat of strength, achieved through Robyn
The Worn Path The Worn Path is a story about a journey of a poor and old black grandma who just wants to arrive to town. In the story “The Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, the symbolism of Phoenix’s trip are perseverance and sacrifice that she had in her path to town, and also it represents her life with her constants difficulties visualized with the lone dog, the scarecrow, and the hunter. The perseverance that Phoenix has in order to save her grandson is admirable. When she starts to get dry and tired because of the long trip, she hallucinated things, but it did not stop her to continuo walking and finally she find the Mississippi river. “In a ravine she went where a spring was silently flowing through a hollow log.
Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path: Conveying the Theme of Sacrificial Love How much does a grandmother love her grandson? It is difficult to show more love than Phoenix Jackson did in Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path. Jackson is an old and poor grandmother whose senses are beginning to fail her, but she goes through seemingly unbearable trials in order to get to town and pick up her grandson’s medicine that will keep him alive. In this heartwarming story, Welty uses symbolism and various conflicts to create the theme of sacrificial love. In A Worn Path, Welty uses symbolism to illustrate her theme by giving the protagonist the name Phoenix.
Tante Lou, a close friend of Miss Emma and Grant’s aunt, provides the assurance that Grant would prove Jefferson worthy a human. Grant’s girlfriend, Vivian, provides the support he needs to keep him from eluding his problems. Women in this novel play an influential part as a bridge to success in men’s lives, as Tante Lou and Vivian secure Grant 's role in the community, and as Miss Emma encourages Jefferson to die as a man. Even as Jefferson doubts the existing love for him, Miss Emma remains an influence in making him a man by going to many extents. From start to finish, she had always been the strong will who wanted the wellbeing of her godson.
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path,” she illustrates the trials and tribulations a Christian will face on life 's journey to heaven. She tells a story of an old African American woman traveling across town to get medicine for her grandson that was very sick. Her grandson swallows lye, which is a pun in itself on the word lie and how even as Christians there are still times of struggle. Phoenix Jackson the main character in the short story is a little old woman that is symbolized as a Christian that struggles on her path. The timing of the story has a significance in the Christian community.
"A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty is a short tale around an elderly African-American lady who embraces a well-known voyage on a street in a country region to gain solution for her grandson. Initially distributed Feb 1941 On an icy December day, an elderly lady named Phoenix Jackson advances along a remote way, portraying the adventure to herself as she goes. She crosses various types of landscape—slopes, woodlands, marshes, and fields—that test the quality and continuance of her old body. She experiences creatures and individuals along her, too. Some of these are genuine; others are fantasies, recollections, or traps of the eye.
The Worn Path, by Eudora Welty is (a/ another) example of a modernistic narrative during the modern era. The short story shows the life of an old women named Phoenix, who goes on a long journey to town to get medicine for her sick grandchild. This story shows great meaninglessness of life because Phoenix is a very old lady who has to take care of her grandchild, when someone should be taking care of her. In turn the story shows much uncertainty and bewilderment because Phoenix forgets why she made her journey to town leaving much questions to whether or not her grandchild is actually alive.
Also, she walks the long worn path everyday just for medicine for her dead grandson that died from lye poisoning, according to the nurses at the end of the story, they say “she makes these trips on the regular”, “she lives way back off Old Natchez Trace” which probably means that she walks an exceedingly long time just for “medicine” that their is no use for. Furthermore, another reason why Phoenix Jackson is delusional is because
His loyalty makes him the moral character. George has, of course, plenty of reasons for residing with Lennie. A major one is a promise made to Lennie’s Aunt Clara to take care of him. George harbors throngs of hardships when taking care of him and often thinks back about the freedom he could have without Lennie. George describes their childhood, “‘I knowed his Aunt Clara...When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'.
During the reading of chapter 1 by Brenda Combs I became tearful with her story of how the circumstances in her life changed by imploring help from the Lord to heal her from her addictions and homelessness. After she took her decision of staying positive, and setting up goals, and with determination that she and her son deserved more than a simple paycheck. Those thoughts were her inspiration for improvement, and working very hard in her dreams without giving up. The poem she wrote for her son inspired me to work harder and continue working with love and respect for self and others as always do and being an example for my daughter. With this article I was able to identify many of my areas that I have to work- on and also I was able to identify
Her reason to carrying out her actions was based solely on the love and hope she had for her grandson. Although, the two characters are similar in some ways this is an immense difference between them. The journeys between the main characters in, “A Worn Path” and, “Because I Could not Stop for Death” are incredibly similar yet different in some ways. Both characters experience what seems to be their final journey, they seem to not want to be in their current situation, but they are different because Phoenix has something to accomplish with her journey. Throughout, “A Worn Path” a sense of Phoenix’s selflessness is gained from the hardships and kindness she suffers to make someone else’s life better.